Thursday, June 26, 2008

6 on 6.26

I always think of this photo on MiniMe's birthday. It represents the goofy, happy anticipation we had for her arrival. We paid such close attention to every little detail, from how my body was changing to planning for how our life would change.

And oh, HOW our life would change.

From Winnie the Pooh

to Elmo
with an inexplicable shift to dinosaursand a predictable focus on Dora the Explorer
finally into full-on girl mode with pink poodles in Paris.
Each birthday brought new and exciting consumerism into our life.

{ahem. Mom said no to Bratz, so who stepped in to accommodate? Grandpa.}
{Score TWO for Grandpa...Littlest Pet Shops RULE.}

With a late June birthday, the first three years of celebration involved water and the great outdoors.
But then in our new house, with no giant shade trees and a lawn that was being nurtured back to a lush green carpet, we spent very little time outdoors and much more time doing games and crafts indoors.

We always had special friends join the party, and the 3rd year was particularly interesting. There was a healthy competition between the nannies we had over the years, and even though the smiles appear to be genuine, well...let's just say there's a story behind the story.

Truly, the happiest day of her year is the day of her birthday party. And the second happiest day of her year is the day after her birthday party -- when she can begin planning the next one in her head.

All in all, birthdays for MiniMe are the defacto measurement of time and progress in Schaererville. Happy Birthday, Punkin Girl!


The Herd Mom said...

So cute! I love the timeline through photos.

Lisa said...

I am so looking forward to planning little girl birthday parties! Looks like you've had quite a few fun ones in the past! I love all the pictures!

BusyDad said...

I'm a tad late, but I'd like to just wish MiniMe a very happy birthday!!! Um, I blame it on jet lag? (I'm glad you're blogging again. Wow, it was 60 days??)

A Mom Two Boys said...

Happy Belated Birthday, MiniMe!

Sweet the photos and the party progression!